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Texting causes carpal tunnel

By Meghna Balakumar Staff Writer

May 6, 2010

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Annie Levitz, a 16-yearold teen from Adlai Stevenson High School, was recently diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome due to her avid text-messaging. Most teens today do not stop to think between one word texts, to ponder the fatal consequences of such a seemingly innocent addiction. What is CTS? The...

The Science Behind Dreams

By By Liz Chen, Circulation Manager

May 3, 2010

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The common dream consists of situations that aren’t actually happening, but that the brain still processes while you sleep. In most cases, it might seem strange to the dreamer that they would even have dreams in the first place. The dreamer recollects nothing that could have logically triggered the...

“The Last Song” Movie Review

By Claudia Shannon

May 3, 2010

Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives

Normally, any sappy, clichéd, melodramatic teenage drama comes to mind when teenage rebellion, first love, and familial acceptance are wrapped into a two-hour long movie. While the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks; newest best-selling novel, The Last Song, may fall into this category, it provides...

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